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Identifier: P0261

Title: C.E. Smith and Company Collection: Transportation

Description: C.E. Smith and Company was a St. Louis engineering firm. The C.E. Smith and Company Collection contains about 50 photostatic copies of diagrams and figures prepared by C.E. Smith and Company for the Engineers Committee Investigating St. Louis and East St. Louis Railroad Terminals in 1921. Additionally, it contains 80 other related photographs of train tracks, freight stations, terminal companies, warehouses, and steamboats. Many of these photos also appear in a 50-page album, where they are identified by name and location. The collection also includes brochures and photographs showing the construction of the Municipal Bridge including a March 1929 copy of The Hercules Record. Subjects include: Municipal Bridge; motor trucks; railroad container cars; McKinley Bridge; Columbia Terminals Company; freight stations; Eads Bridge; Street Scenes; streetcars; horse-drawn carts; freight containers; construction, (more). Plans and diagrams drafted by C.E. Smith andCompany for the Engineers Committee Investigating RR Terminals include: Key map showing location of zones for distribution of local L.C.L. freight; Diagram showing routing and density of Louisville and Nashville Railroads carload freight movements in St. Louis and East St. Louis railroad terminals; City of St. Louis North Market Street Municipal Dock general layout; Map of Mississippi River from Chain of Rocks to Eads Bridge showing left bank above Merchants Bridge in 1908 and 1920, also present and proposed harbor lines; Map of United States showing navigable waterways in Mississippi Valley and tributary to Gulf of Mexico; Amount and distribution of local L.C.L. freight for one week, October 18-23, 1920 in tons; St. Louis - East St. Louis Railroad Terminals, Statement showing tons of local L.C.L. freight distributed among various assembling and distributing agencies; Map showing railroad systems of U.S. that enter St. Louis upon own rails; Plan of East St. Louis freight houses showing 25 railroad grade crossings at relay and bridge junction; Comparative distances between St. Louis business district and present and proposed locations of freight houses of east side lines; Diagram showing routing and density of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad carload freight movements in St. Louis, East St. Louis railroad terminals; Composite diagram showing routing and density of carload freight movements in St. Louis, East St. Louis railroad terminals; Tabulation showing number of carloads from and to proposed group of yards on basis of carloads handled by all railroads; Statement showing tons of L.C.L. freight interchanged between roads by dray and car for the week of October 18-23, 1920; L.C.L. freight, tons per square foot per year handled through freight houses; Cost per ton in cents for handling L.C.L. freight in St. Louis and East St. Louis freight houses; Outline of cross sections of balloon and bush type train sheds; Detail cross sections of bush type and umbrella train sheds; Types of multiple story railroad freight stations; St. Louis, Missouri Map of railroad facilities in north St. Louis from Eads Bridge to Merchants Bridge, 1921.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1917 - 1929

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: Rombach & Groene (Cincinnati, OH); W.C. Persons (St. Louis); Charles C. Holt

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